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Prepare to be electrified – just like VW’s latest SUV


Prepare to be electrified – just like VW’s latest SUV

The ID.4 promises up to 500km of range and is coming to SA in 2022

Michael Taylor

The first all-electric Volkswagen SUV has been officially unveiled. The ID.4 will become the second production VW electric vehicle (EV) behind the ID.3 hatch, with up to 500km of EV range from its biggest lithium-ion battery packs when it launches later in 2020.

The second car from the carmaker’s Modular Electric Matrix (MEB) architecture, the ID.4 will start below €30,000 (R515,000) in Europe, with a choice of 45kWh, 58kW/h and 77kW/h battery packs. This is designed to give customers a choice to suit their budgets and range demands; the ID. 4’s specification packages, the Pure, the Pro and the Pro S, line-up with battery size rather than power output.

The ID.4, first teased last November, can also be charged with AC, DC or three-phase current. It will be sold with four power-train options, with outputs ranging from 93kW to 150kW, and with either rear- or all-wheel drive...

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